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Macrame Jewelry


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Use these techniques from The Bead Studio to make a unique macrame bracelet.

Macrame Jewelry


  • Cord (hemp or waxed linen)
  • Beads (with large holes)

These instructions are for making a bracelet. If you would prefer to make a necklace or anklet you will need to adjust the cord lengths accordingly.

To begin - Measure wrist, cut 1 cord 9 times wrist size, and the next cord 3 times wrist size. Fold cords in half to find center. Tie an overhand knot ½″ from center loop with both cords together.

The longer cords will be the knotting cords. The shorter cords will be the filler cords.

Macrame Jewelry

Knotting is easiest when you mount your work on a board.

The basic knot is the square knot. Repeat the square knot or the half knot until you are ready to add beads. (See knotting guide below.)

Slide bead on the filler cords, continue knotting again. Repeat as desired.

To finish – at desired length tie another overhand knot and trim leaving 4-6 inches of fringe.

Tie on and enjoy.

Knotting Guide:

The Square Knot – One of the basics. A variety of patterns can be achieved with this knot.

Step A – Cord 1 goes over 2& 3 and under 4. Cord 4 goes under 2 & 3, then up through the loop. Pull tight.

Macrame Jewelry

Step B - First tie the half knot. To tie the second half, cord 1 goes over 3 & 2 under 4. Cord 4 goes under 2 & 3 and up through the loop. Pull tight.

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When the half knot (Step A) is repeated, a twisting design results.

Macrame Jewelry

When the square knot (Step B) is repeated, a flat pattern results.

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I love to crochet but recently macrame has taken over my hands. My grand daughter asked if I knew what macrame was and I bulb came on in my brain. I use to make pot holders and things like that but never jewelry. This is a great pattern to start with. I have so many beads and cords to play with. Thank you for sharing.

I am looking for a craft that I did years ago in school. I don't know the name of it. It's made out of a flat plastic cord I guess. It come in different colors. You take 4 pieces and braid it . I made a key chain out of it. Can anyone help me.

I am so happy to see macrame up here -- sent to me by a friend. I did alot including lamp shades, santa faces, witches at halloween for kids, ghosts etc but cannot fine any macarame beads in any of the craft stores around here at my home in MA. Would appreciate if you could tell me some suppliers. I have a whole cabinet of all size chords just waiting to do some work. Thank you, Rose

We suggest browsing our online craft store, Here is a link to the website: Hope this helps! -- Editors of FaveCrafts

Try 'macrame beads' in a google search. These are two places that came up in a list of results:


this is a real cool project

can you show me video. how to macrame or how to purchase macrame video.


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